Have you noticed?
For somebody who pumped out a column nearly every other day in the build-up to the glorious war in Iraq, Christopher Hitchens sure has been kinda quiet lately. I mean, there were a couple hiccups from him when Ma Theresa and Edward Said kicked the bucket, but the man with an opinion for every occassion has not had a lot to say on recent developments in certain troubled Persian Gulf states.
I'm sure he's just finalizing a lengthy novel on how it's all just going so swimmingly.
(By the way, this is not morally twisted glee at the troubles in Iraq. It's mostly a groundless hope that the Hitch might be hatching something relevant to say.)